Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re over 35 and have been trying for 6 months or under 35 and been trying for 12 months with no success, call a Genea Oxford Fertility Specialist. It doesn’t mean you need IVF but should do some simple investigations.

In Australia and New Zealand, less than 10% of IVF pregnancies involve women having a multiple birth - a situation which can carry significant health risks for mother and baby. The trend toward single embryo transfer (SET) in Australia was established by Genea more than a decade ago and today only 5% of patients who have a baby at Genea have a multiple birth. Our policy of “one at a time” is because, once the risks of multiple birth are factored in, the chance to have a healthy baby is higher by transferring one embryo at a time.

ICSI is most commonly recommended by a Fertility Specialist if sperm numbers are low or sperm motility is poor. Otherwise, it is likely IVF will be prescribed.